athetize

transitive verb
ath·​e·​tize
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of athetize

: to reject or mark (a passage) as spurious the athetized lines of the Iliad

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History and Etymology for athetize

Greek athetein (from athetos set aside, not fixed, from a- a- entry 2 + thetos placed, from tithenai to place) + English -ize

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“Athetize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athetize. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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